ABOUT THE GRANT
- $36,250 to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts to support MU/巫: 9 Goddesses (MAP 2018)
- $7,548 to general operating support for Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
ABOUT THE PROJECT
MU/巫: 9 Goddesses is a theatrical storytelling experience rooted in the shamanic practices of Jeju Island, South Korea, and transmitted with community participation through dance, singing, drumming, and electronic soundscapes. Nine goddesses from past, present, and future transport audiences on a mythological journey through time and space, guided by a vision of ancestral legacies and indigenous resistance. Born of old and new myths, the goddesses are guardians for the modern age and each embody ecological, political, economic, and spiritual struggles. MU/巫 invites audiences into a ritual space to gather and share stories, raising voices against the patriarchal, colonial rule this country was built on that permeates the world with great oppression and grief. Through collective artistic action, MU/巫 connects, inspires, and shines a light on how we may continue to the future.